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Exit Interview

Paul Lambros Reflects on the State of Affordable Housing in Seattle

After three decades in charge, the Plymouth Housing CEO departs the nonprofit but will keep working to combat the homelessness crisis.

08/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Nightlife Orbs

Sapphic Seattle Is Reinventing the Lesbian Bar

The Wildrose in Capitol Hill is Seattle's one and only lesbian bar—but these popup parties and club nights for queer femmes are filling the void.

08/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Spectacles

All the Razzmatazz at This Year's Seafair

Looking for the lowdown on the Blue Angels, hydroplane races, Log Boom, and Golden Knights during this annual summer event? We've got you.

08/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Ready, Players?

GameWorks Reboots in Downtown Seattle

The Seattle arcade, just off the corner of Seventh and Pike, reboots under new ownership after a Covid closure.

08/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Jet Ready

Where to Watch the Blue Angels at Seafair This Year

A guide to viewing the U.S. Navy aerobatic team's long-awaited return to Seattle, from Seward Park to Madrona Beach.

07/29/2022 By Ann Karneus

Cool Under Pressure

Inside the Cockpit During the Alki Beach Plane Crash

A Cessna's plunge near one of Seattle's most populated beaches could have been a disaster, if not for the grace of veteran pilot John La Porta.

07/28/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

It's Back

How to Get Around the Capitol Hill Block Party

What time does it start? What streets are closed? What's the lineup? Consider this a guide, whether you're planning your personal concert tour or detour.

07/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Cool Data

How Many Households in Washington State Have Air Conditioning?

A new nationwide survey gives us the best clue yet about the number of central AC and window units in the state.

07/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Blanket Improvement

It’s Finally Showtime for the New Volunteer Park Amphitheater

Years in the making, an outdoor arts venue debuts in Capitol Hill with a free summer concert series.

07/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

This Month in Seattle Tech

The Seattle Tech Workers and Crypto Billionaire Behind Approval Voting

Is voting for more than one candidate the iteration our elections need? Seattle Approves, an "approval voting" advocacy group, thinks so.

06/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Somali Independence Day

Mama Sahra Isn't Going Anywhere

Somali Community Services of Seattle director Sahra Farah fights the displacement of a housing boom with a singular blend of patience and vigilance.

06/27/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Washington Reacts to the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Pramila Jayapal, Patty Murray, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and other elected officials, advocacy groups, and local leaders weigh in on the SCOTUS decision.

06/24/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

It's Happening

Seattle Will Host 2026 Men’s World Cup Matches

FIFA announced that the Emerald City is among the 16 North American sites for soccer's biggest event.

06/16/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Choppy Start

The Weather's Not the Only Thing Raining on Seattle Beach Season

It's not just our chilly spring. A crackdown on crime and a lifeguard shortage are also cramping dreams of a sandy summer at Alki and Golden Gardens.

06/14/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Footloose

The Gay Dance Club That George Freeman Built

The gay disco closed amid a swirl of controversy that eventually spawned Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance, but its legacy lives on in the LGBTQ community.

06/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

Accidental Island Time

The West Seattle Bridge Will Reopen in September. Possibly.

The Seattle Department of Transportation has set a new goal for finishing work on the cracked span.

06/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

WEATHER, MAN

Please, Don't Let This Be Juneuary

After a particularly gloomy spring, Seattle's notoriously cold and cloudy June weather is just too much for us in 2022.

06/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Explainer

The Different Shades of Tree Equity in Seattle Neighborhoods

As Seattle summers warm, neighborhoods in South Seattle where there are fewer trees are whole degrees hotter than their northern neighbors.

06/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Illustrations by Gage Murrey

Data Dives

Redmond Grew More Than Any Washington City During Covid Quarantining

Redmond saw explosive growth. But other Eastside suburbs, like Bellevue and Sammamish, didn’t see the same population bump from a predicted Seattle exodus.

05/31/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Enclaves

Andrews Bay Is Where Seattle Spring Breaks All Summer Long

A tranquil Lake Washington cove next to Seward Park has become Seattle’s rowdiest summer party spot—and a Nextdoor nightmare.

05/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy